Secretary of State Brian Kemp Certifies Special Run-Off Election Results for State Senate District 26
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the August 16, 2011 Special Run-Off Election in State Senate District 26. The certified results can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections. Candidate Miriam Paris was declared the winner, and will serve the remainder of the term.
In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the returns are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.
Additionally, with the certification, the time period for a candidate for state office to request a recount begins. Certification does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the Special Run-Off Election or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from the election.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January, 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives.